Pommygranate takes a look at the impact of changing ethnic demographics in London.
From the linked article in his post comes the following.
London has a foreign-born population comprising 31% of the total, a figure surpassed only by New York, Miami, Sydney and Singapore; its non-white population is 27%.
However, when you look at the maps of Greater London, you see that ethnic segregation is as real in the capital as it is elsewhere, with immigrant communities overwhelmingly concentrated in the city's inner core, whilst those classified as 'white British' occupy the suburban periphery.
Meanwhile Shades has been to the National Media Museum in Bradford with his family, to see Wallace and Friends. I like the idea of being on the Teletubbies too.
While in Bradford, consider hugging the Bradford Odeon, threatened with demolition. David highlights the campaign to Save the Bradford Odeon, including the Hug the Odeon Day. Sounds a bit wacky, but how could you knock down such an iconic building?
This post from shedwa took me back to the mid 1980s when I spent some time in New York in the Upper West Side. The architecture in the photograph is so typically New York. One of my strongest memories of that area was how important the West Side Parks were for such a densely populated area. They were very well used by New Yorkers and their many dogs.
Speaking of urban animals, JMB has done some research and identified some Belted Galloways coexisting with a growing tourist destination near Vancouver. How long before these interesting cows have to give up their land for a new subdivision? Will we be developing cow parks as a compromise?
Speaking of cattle, Seafarer suggests a trip to the Chisholm Trail in Oklahoma Yee Ha! Although I have never been to Oklahoma, I lived in Colorado for a year and travelled around the West quite a bit. I always enjoyed putting on my Cowboy Boots and living a little history.
And finally in the we love animals department, Evelyn has the scoop on Dolphin Watching in Honolulu
In a somewhat more sombre mode and in the age of terrorismphobia, Jeremy of WTTF makes the case for a few spare cities.
In a more comic vein, Carole Lane has been to Comic-Con 2007, a huge comic expo in San Diego. I wonder what form these types of exhibits will take in a few years, with most comics going online.
Just down the road from Sacramento, where I used to live, is Lodi. I never did get to Lodi, but if I did, this is what I would do.
If you want to buy Harry Potter in Buenos Aires, Alan Patrick suggests Avenida Corrientes Bookstores.
And if you want to see some busking Mariachi Players, head off to the Zurich Metro System.
Speaking of tough ways to earn a living, Kalyan Banerjee, blogging in Kalyan Speaketh, takes a look at the army of migrants who support the growing middle class in Delhi. Short vignettes detailing their stories are presented here.
And the worst job ever, window cleaner in the heat of Dubai for this enormous structure. The Burj Dubai will be the worlds tallest building when it is completed. They seem to like to do it bigger better more in Dubai.
And finally in the doing it tough department, James Higham an expat living in Russia takes a look at the essence of being Russian and the impact on day to day life there. As James comments in an earlier post, Moscow is a third world city at first world prices. In a ranking of the worlds cities, Moscow is dead first in the most expensive stakes.
And so from the 108th ranked City in the most expensive rankings, thank you and see you at the next Carnival of Cities.
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